Dala Horse Wall Hanging

A quaint little Swedish Dala Horse Wall Hanging designed by Cherish Flieder with embroidery and button accents featuring her illustrated Dala Horse Ribbons.

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Mini Button Ribbon Votives — Designer Crafts

Mini Button Votive Candles with Artwork by Cherish Flieder

I don’t know about you, but the renewal of spring always brings a hectic schedule with its beautiful blossoms and buds. So, today I want to share you a great looking upcylced DIY craft that you can complete in a number of minutes.

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Interview on being a children’s book illustrator

Do You Want to be a Children’s Book Illustrator?

Recently I was interviewed by Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark about my journey into children’s book illustration.

Check out this article to find out:

How I got started on the path of creating children’s book illustrations
9 basic steps in the process of illustrating a children’s book
5 top suggestions for artists interested in becoming children’s book illustrators

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Dark Chocolate Almond Wedding Favor – Designer Crafts

Dark Chocolate Almonds Wedding Favor

Our Designer Crafts blog hop theme for today is “Wedding.” Most everyone loves a good wedding and something else we might have in common is a love for chocolate! I decided to create a batch of dark chocolate almonds so you could see how this yummy treat could be used to add an extra measure of delight to such a special occasion.

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Love Letters Are Key

Here is a charming vignette I created with watercolor paper, embroidery and Sizzix ScoreBoard Pro Frame & Frame Back w/Stand Die by Eileen Hull. I accented the design with a lovely little key and my brand new Love Letter Embroidered Ribbon by Renaissance Ribbons.

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Cherished Chocolate Cherries

Cherished Chocolate Cherries 2010

For my final craft for the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop I decided to continue with my Christmas theme in celebration of a honored family tradition… chocolate cherries!

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Art Bash 2010

Once a year the artists of Painting for Life are pleased to participate in the Annual Steele Foundation Art Bash, in which their works will be auctioned off in a silent auction. Proceeds will go to benefit the Steele Foundation’s scholarship programs for student artists. If you ever wanted to own a Painting for Life original, here is your chance. If you can’t make the event and would like to place a bid online, you can email pjsfoundation@gmail.com. For more information go to SteeleFoundation.org.

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DREAM A Little Dream Card

Aloha! Today’s featured die is item number 656053 Sizzix Bigz XL Die by Brenda Pinnick as featured in the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. Her elegant die made the core shapes which I formed into an invitation for a tropical escape. I combined the cool colors of the ocean in the watercolor paper with some warm natural fabrics, buttons and hand stitches for a textural escape from your average printed greeting card.

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Happy Beauty Bloom Card

It’s Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop week 3 and we all had a chance to play with the Flower, Beauty Bloom, Originals Die by Brenda Pinnick. She was kind to share with us some of her fabric samples, which I tied into my love for stitching and felt. This cute little card was the result and is sure to cheer up anyone who receives it.

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Home Sweet Sweet Home

For the first Triple Play Blog Hop project, I designed House by Eiline Hull utilizing my Something to Cherish embroidery and watercolor techniques.

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Craft for Health Celebrates its 1st Birthday!

Kathy Peterson and Barb Dehn have done so much help people recognize the power behind crafting when it comes to leading healthy lives. I am honored to be an alumnus and promise to keep using creativity to bring healing to myself and my loved ones. Read about my story and prescription for creating handmade health…

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DIY Butterfly Bamboo Pillow

This month my Something to Cherish art style is featured on the Fairfield website. I am excited to teach you how to make a whimsical and nostalgic bamboo filled pillow that you and your environment can feel good about. Repurpose pre-printed fabric with a butterfly painting and hand stitching application that comes from the heart

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